This new Hupac roundtrip in Italy confirms rise in rail freight

Photo: © Hupac

Hupac will increase the frequency of the rail connection between Pomezia, near Rome, and Novara, roughly 50 kilometers east of Milan. Starting on 7 October, from two weekly roundtrips, there will be three. This increase comes shortly after Hupac boosted its rail connections from Novara to Ludwigshafen, in Germany, showing how the Swiss company is growing and how the demand for rail freight is rising.

The service, launched last February, connects the Novara CIM Terminal with the rail terminal in Pomezia. For the Pomezia-Novara line, departures will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Saturdays. For the Novara-Pomezia line, departures will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The transportation of dangerous goods will be possible as well, except for Fridays and Saturdays.

The Novara CIM Terminal and the Pomezia Intermodal Terminal

Hupac is the major stakeholder of the Novara CIM Terminal, owning 80 per cent of its shares. From here, the company offers connections all around Europe, including Zeebrugge, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Cologne, Ludwigshafen, Karlsruhe, Hannover, and Lübeck. The terminal in Pomezia is owned, since 2018, by Mercitalia Logistics, a subsidiary of Merciatalia Group, the Italian rail freight operator. The terminal offers various connections with the south of Italy, namely Bari and Pescara/Manoppello, both on the Italian southeast coast.

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Author: Marco Raimondi

Marco Raimondi is an editor of RailFreight.com, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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